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Q&A with “Home Alone” Production Designer

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and the Hofstra Cultural Center present “Designing the Movies,” a two-part event that takes a closer look at the work of noted production designer John Muto in the films “River’s Edge” and “Home Alone”, including a discussion with Muto on Oct. 8, in the Student Center Theater, North Campus, following a 5 pm screening of “Home Alone”.

John Muto
John Muto

John Muto, a member of the design branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has had an accomplished career as a production designer, a key creative role in the film production process. In addition to “River’s Edge” and “Home Alone,” which will be screened on campus, he has been responsible for the overall look of  films including “Night of the Comet” (1984) and “Species” (1985).

Muto will introduce the classic film “Home Alone, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macauley Culkin as an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left home alone while his family flies to France for Christmas. The screening of “Home Alone” will be followed by a discussion with Muto, who appears courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Visiting Artist program.


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